Archive for October 7th, 2014

Religion has never, repeat,

Never, saved anyone

and has damned many.

– eab, 2/6/14


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Education has often pulled men down,

They hated to have the professor’s bad frown,

They wanted to be thought of as quite smart,

Chose secular training, let Christ depart. **

– eab, 10/7/09 (part of larger poem)  ** This can happen even in a “Christian” college.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes M.D. died 10/7/1894 at Boston.   Holms published works in the medical field, but is more remembered for his poems: “Old Ironsides,” “The Last Leaf,” and “The Chambered Nautilus.”  Holmes was born 8/29/1809, same year as President Lincoln, but outlived him nearly three decades.                                                                       

And if I should live to be

The last leaf upon the tree

In the spring,

Let them smile, as I do now,

At the old forsaken bough

Where I cling. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, MD


Personal – Dad lived to be the last of his family, Mom lived to be the last of her family, and I am the last of my family.


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